Weekend reading

Woo hoo! The weekend is upon us, and it is an awesome one! We have managed to get a few projects done that were looming over us, and I cannot wait to show them to you. I am so excited!!!!! We are spending this weekend just having a blast and enjoying our family.

While everyone else is still asleep, I am out on our patio with a cup of coffee, a tablet, and a stack of magazines ūüôā Here’ s what I’m enjoying this weekend:

  1. Worthing Court: Spring Home Tour¬†¬†Fellow North Carolina blogger Suzy has a lovely home and I love her home tours. She’s such a talented decorator and everything she does is just beautiful!!

2. Thrifty Decor Chick: Where to buy Magnolia Homes farmhouse style for less!!

3. Creative Green Living: Modern Farmhouse Style Pantry Makeover

 

Apologies for the light posting today, but I am eager to get back to enjoying the weather. Have a wonderful weekend.

Linking to¬†Stonegable,¬†Worthing Court,¬†Cedar Hill Farmhouse,¬†Confessions of a Plate Addict,¬†The Turquoiseaquifer and Home,¬†A Place of My Taste,¬†The Happy Housie,¬†The Blissful Bee,¬†My Pinterventures,¬†The Lady Prefers to Save,¬†The Kolb Corner,¬†Craving Some Creativity,¬†¬†Let’s Get Crafty,¬†Diane and Dean DIY,¬†¬†Starfish Cottage,¬†Bluesky Kitchen, ¬†Potentially Chic, ¬†McCall Manor,¬†and¬†Odds and Evans,¬†¬†The Quintessential Mommy,¬†Christine Everyday,¬†¬†Little Miss Dexterous,¬†D√©cor To Adore,¬†Poofing the Pillows,¬†At Home With Jemma,¬†White Spray Paint, ¬†and¬†French Country Cottage!

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Word-full Wednesday: resilience

I wanted to find a quote to create a cool printable like I did last week. Truth be told, we have had a difficult week and my heart just wasn’t in it. I just couldn’t find a quote that resonated with me.

I kept coming back to one word, though: resilience.


Resilience. My mama is a great example of resilience. When I was five and my dad was sick for the first time, my mother balanced two jobs, college classes, raising a kindergartner and caring for a sick husband.

My grandmother is resilient. She survived the loss of my grandfather and my uncle.

I’ve seen one aunt and her children survive the loss of my uncle, and stand up, resilient. I’ve seen my uncle and my cousin grieve for the loss of my aunt and show remarkable resilience.

As many examples of resilience as I have in my family, I have no greater example than my Daddy.

In the past three years I have watched my dad endure radiation, several rounds of chemo, seed therapy, several surgeries, septic shock, and lots of hospitalizations.

He never complains and never gets bitter. Even when he feels horrible, when you ask how he’s feeling, the answer is always “I’m fine.”

While I’m aware that he isn’t as strong physically as he used to be, I’m aware that his faith and his spirit are still strong.

While I wish I could change our current situation, I’m grateful for his resilience.

Linking to¬†Stonegable,¬†Worthing Court,¬†Cedar Hill Farmhouse,¬†Confessions of a Plate Addict,¬†The Turquoiseaquifer and Home,¬†A Place of My Taste,¬†The Happy Housie,¬†The Blissful Bee,¬†My Pinterventures,¬†The Lady Prefers to Save,¬†The Kolb Corner,¬†Craving Some Creativity,¬†¬†Let’s Get Crafty,¬†Diane and Dean DIY,¬†¬†Starfish Cottage,¬†Bluesky Kitchen, ¬†Potentially Chic, ¬†McCall Manor,¬†and¬†Odds and Evans,¬†¬†The Quintessential Mommy,¬†Christine Everyday,¬†¬†Little Miss Dexterous,¬†D√©cor To Adore,¬†Poofing the Pillows,¬†At Home With Jemma,¬†White Spray Paint, ¬†and¬†French Country Cottage!

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Week in review 

We didn’t do a lot this weekend but we did capture some sweet moments.

Emorie wanted to make a blanket fort and Aubrey didn’t understand why she couldn’t play in it,  too.

And this sweetie climbed into our kitchen cabinets. 
Emorie learned her memory versI e and did a little dancing.

I hope you have a wonderful week.  Thanks for reading and supporting me 

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Week in Review Wednesday 

We had a pretty boring weekend. We had plans to travel to see my grandparents, but one kiddo came down with a virus before Friday even arrived. 

Then, my sweet first born caught it as well.

It was not a fun weekend. Everyone is feeling better and is on the mend.

On the bright side, these pretty little flowers climbed up our garden flag pole.

I hope you’re having a good week.

And next weekend will be better.

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Week in review Wednesday 

I hope you’re having a wonderful week.

This week my students came back to school. I am teaching sixth grade for the first time in five years and I’ve moved districts. It’s a big change but it was the right thing to do.

These two sweet and cuddly sisters are making us smile everyday. We are so blessed to be their parents.

Things here are busy but good. We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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Week in review Wednesday 

What a rough weekend! Two  of our foursome were hit hard this weekend by some sort of nasty summer cold. I was one of them. We laid around all weekend and really didn’t accomplish anything. 

I captured this sweet moment this weekend. I also have a picture of Michael and Emorie napping together when she was a baby. I treasure these pictures because it’s so obvious how much Michael and the girls love each other.

My poor sick baby. Doesn’t she look sweet in her hat?

This little grown up stole my phone and took some selfies!!

And I realized for about the two hundredth time in recent weeks that she is growing up too fast.

And on Sunday, this beautiful double rainbow was visible outside our house.

I hope your week is wonderful. 

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Week in review Wednesday 

May I be the first to wish you a happy Wednesday! (name that children’s cartoon).

This has been a busy week. Emorie had open house on Thursday, a playdate on Friday, and Saturday, we went to visit my grandmother. I took this super cute pic of the girls looking out my grandma’s French doors.

My kids have grown so much! Our local coffee shop has a wall where the local kiddies can put their height. Look how much Emorie has grown in two months!

Today, my sweetie pie started kindergarten.

I bet you heard me sobbing the way from California. As much as I hate the fact that she’s growing up, I couldn’t be happier with her teachers. I think she’ll have a wonderful school year.
Aubrey has gone back to her babysitter full time. She turned nine months old this week and is growing so fast. It’s hard to believe she is going to be one soon. Anyone want to fist bump?

Have a blessed week. We will see you next week with some exciting news.

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Weekend reading

Good morning and good Saturday to you! I am sitting here with my family enjoying some fresh air and a beautiful view.

This week, we painted and revamped our sad front stoop, cleaned our back doors, shopped for school supplies and created a Joanna Gaines-esque sign.

I hope you’re having an amazing weekend- here is what I am reading this weekend:

Better Homes and Gardens: 10 Minute Decorating. This is not an article, but a video. You should definitely watch it; I learned a lot from it.

Also from Better Homes and Gardens: Outdoor Storage Hacks We are currently in the process of revamping our front and back yards, as well as porches. They have some great ideas.

Crosswalk: Girlfriends in God: When Comparison Kills Confidence¬† I got a lot out of this devotional that I read on Wednesday. Comparison is something I actively struggle with, and this devotional really gave me some new perspectives. I thought I’d post it in hopes someone else might be blessed by it, too.

Magnolia Market: Chip as a Dad: A sweet heartfelt post from a few weeks ago about Chip Gaines. I enjoyed reading it and I bet you will as well.

I’m off to spend time with my precious family now. Enjoy your weekend.

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Week in Review Wednesday 

Hi all! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. We have had a great weekend.

We started our weekend with Emorie’s Vacation Bible School commencement. This was her third year and she loved it!

On Saturday, we played “beat the rain” and scrambled to complete our yard projects before the downpours started.

We almost didn’t make it. I can’t wait to show you what we did.

Aubrey really decided to throw me a curve ball and pull up onto her feet for the first time.

The Asiatic lilies in our backyard are blooming and they smell amazing!

This giant blue heron decided to pay us a visit.

And these beautiful little sisters made me smile with their cuddles.

I hope your week is going well! See you tomorrow!

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Week in review Wednesday 

I hope you’re having a wonderful week. We are having a busy but great week. This past weekend, we went to the beach. 

The girls had a blast and absolutely loved it. Our hotel had a great kids area that our girls loved.

Our oldest just started second session swim lessons and is loving it. On Monday, she had a water filled day. She had her swim class, then we went to the splash pad.

Then we went to my parents’ house where we had a cookout and then Emorie played in the sprinkler.

Emorie also went to the doctor this week to have her sugar checked. She did great!

I hope you all have a great week!!

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